The holiday season is upon us, bringing cheer, celebration, family and friends. But, it can also be a hectic and stressful time personally and professionally – especially if you’re a healthcare provider.

With cold and flu season kicking in, and a flood of patients seeking last-minute appointments to be covered within this year’s deductible, busy practices face both jammed waiting rooms and increased administrative burdens.

The year-end rush only adds to the stress that many physicians feel as they transition from fee-for-service to value-based care. The changes can be overwhelming, and many doctors say they are feeling less like doctors and more like computer programmers.

We get it, and at NextGen Healthcare, our mission is to help. Our teams are working year-round with the sole mission of helping our clients tame that new-technology beast, by developing and delivering solutions that enable busy practices to overcome the barriers they face with stress-inducing technology.  We believe in better, and our goal is to make providers’ lives easier so that they can focus on what matters most – patient care.

NextGen Healthcare makes technology-enabled health information and data valuable to the care process, and we do that by tackling four key priorities: improving the provider experience; improving the patient experience; enabling better patient care with financial efficiency and effectiveness; and delivering better clinical outcomes.  This “Quadruple Aim” enables physicians, patients and payers to see eye-to-eye.

Here are just a few examples of how we’re helping to address these aims, and improving our clients’ experience in the process:

  • Investing tens of millions of dollars in our EHR platforms in 2018, all to ensure physician and provider efficiency, effectiveness, and satisfaction;
  • Embracing the move to mobile with enhancements that improve clinical and EHR workflow and offer a better patient-provider experience;
  • Producing analytics that enable true population health management by identifying gaps in care with actionable intelligence and improved workflow; and
  • Facilitating data exchange on our MIRTH interoperability platform to improve care coordination and to help meet meaningful use requirements.

From supporting the practice of medicine to improving the business of medicine, these are just some of the things we’re doing today to build systems that help healers heal.

And, hopefully, that means you can spend a little more time to enjoy some holiday cheer!